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, america has a new medal of honor recipient, sergeant first class leroy petry. upon receiving the nation's highest military honor from president obama today said he's humbled to be singled out. brian has a exclusive interview with one of the brave. >> reporter: ann, that's right. leroy petry wanted to be a soldier growing up in new mexico and he succeeded. u.s. army ranger, six tours of duty in afghanistan. two in iraq. we sat down in washington with him in washington a few weeks back for an exclusive interview prior to him receiving the medal of honor. it was for an action in afghanistan in a courtyard in the middle of a firefight. a grenade lands next to him and his young soldiers and he did what instinct told him to do, picked up the grenade, threw it and lost his hand and part of his arm as a result. as you'll see, he has the modesty that all of the now 85 living recipients of this medal possess. >> i remember it vividly. it was -- i sat up, i grabbed it and it was like somebody had taken a circular saw and just taken it off right there and i remember the smells. i could smell the b
special show, very special guest tonight. medal of honor recipient sergeant first class leroy petry will be joining us on the program tonight. we're honored. we begin tonight, of course, with the looming crisis. as you know, on august 2nd, if america fails to raise the debt ceiling, we default on our debt. people lose the capacity to love. [laughter] and animals lose the capacity to lick their own genitals. that's right. if we don't raise the debt ceiling on august 2nd, man will be sentenced to an eternity of licking our own pet's genital, because what would we really do? let them dry out? of course not. [laughter] so hopefully our president, barack obama, can in one swift rooseveltian "we have nothing to fear but fear itself" moment ease the american psychoi can. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens the social security checks will go out on august 3rd. >> i cannot guarantee that those checks go out on august 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it. >> jon: [bleeped]. [laughter] we need our chec
, it was an act above and beyond the call of duty. army ranger sergeant first class leroy petrie lost his right arm below the elbow while tossing an enemy grenada way from his fellow soldiers. for that act of bravery, president obama will present him with the medal of honor, the country's highest military award. he will become the second living recipient of the medal of honor from the iraq and afghan wars. the 31-year-old is the father of four children and has served two tours of duty in iraq, six in afghanistan. sergeant petrie, his wife and other family members will join president obama at the white house at the top of the hour for the medal of honor ceremony and we will of course bring that to you live when it happens. >>> meantime, coming up next, one of the biggest school districts in the country, once scoring high marks and high praise, turns out it was all a big lie. cheating, not by students but by teachers and principals. the one man charged with cleaning it all up joins me next. ok. [ cellphone rings ] hey. you haven't left yet. no. i'm boarding now... what's up? um...would you mind d
the extraordinary story of army ranger leroy petry. also new questions today about this incident at the home run derby. that story coming up. there is more to this perhaps than meets the eye. we'll be right back. martha: an attempt to catch a ball almost took a tragic turn at last night's home run derby when a man fell over a railing in the right field stands. his brother and friend managed to snag him in the nick of time. hay, trace. >> reporter: the guy's name is keith carmichael. he's from arizona. they had already caught two home run balls. and another one from the red sox adrian gonzalez. prince fielder hit a moon shot to right field. take a look at this. he hits this shot and it is up in the air. the guise standing on a little table. he misses the fly ball by 2 or 3 feet. you slowly get to it. he misses the ball. he loses his balance, and there he goes toward the railing right there. he's a big guy, you fall below there goes down to the pool deck at the ballpark. it's 20 feet down. they pulled him back up. he clearly didn't get the baseball. he said afterwards, as i was going over the rail
the medal of honor at the white house today. army sergeant first class leroy petry, only 31, but already years of distinguishedservice. today was all about a moment in afghanistan when petry was severely wounded, shot in both legs, looking at a live grenade that could have hurt his fellow soldiers. abc's john donvan on what he did. >> reporter: above and beyond. that's where leroy petry went in may 2008, afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures, from before he found out what he was made of. with the true sign of that today being in all the ceremony, a certain discomomrt at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school, but out there, picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand, but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he reenlisted, he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and we want to honor h
first class leroy petrie for bravery in the line of fire. petrie's actions cost him his right hand but he saved the lives of his comrades. >> reporter: above and beyond. at's where leroy petrie went in may 2008. afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures from before he found out what he was made of. with the true sign of that today being a ceremony, a certain discomfort at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school. but who out there picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand. but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners who usually are honored posthumously. but there's also this. leroy petrie decided he's not done. and when he reenlisted he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> you know the med of a of honor was given yesterday on the award's 149th anniversary. president lincoln signed the medal of honor act in 1862. >> also he's now been assigned to a mili
, the president of the united states, accompanied by mendel of honor recipient sergeant first class leroy petrie. ["hail to the chief"] >> let us pray. almighty and ever living god, you have given us this good land and this founding of our american heritage. we gather to recognize a man who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in defense of that heritage. in new providence, the sergeant 's valor and sacrifice served -- save the lives of his fellow rangers that day in afghanistan. by your grace, we know he continues to live today according to those values. you have woven the tapestry of this great nation. we pray that you will enable each of us to likewise live lives of valor and sacrifice every day, to continue reading the tapestry of america. we celebrate with the sergeant's wife, mother, father, grandparents, brothers, and children. we also remember his grandfather leo. we are grateful for all the people and events you have used to mold this man who stands before us today. we are thankful for the rangers, our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guard men giving their lives in t
were. and it was just my choice. >> reporter: u.s. army ranger sergeant first class leroy arthur petry, nation's newest living recipient of the medal of honor. back to you, ann, in new york. >> thank you so much. that's our broadcast for this tuesday evening. from all of us here at nbc news, thank you and good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
of the united states accompanied by sergeant first class, leroy petry. >> let us pray. almighty and ever living god, you have given us and good plan for our american heritage. we ask your presence as we gather to recognize a man who has gone be up and beyond the call of duty in the sense of that heritage. your providence leroy petry bowel and sacrifice some of the man -- lives of his men and fellow rangers in afghanistan. by your grace, we know he continues to live today according to those same bodies. sacrifice every day to continue weaving a tapestry of america. we celebrate with sergeant first and his[eetry's wife, grandfather celebrants with us in a very special way. grateful for all of the people and event, your views to mold this man who stands before us today, we are grateful to the rangers, our soldiers, marines, and coast guard men who have given their lives. give strength to their family and friends, and now make your presence be with us in this hour. you're guiding crispy upon our national leadership. grant all military who have served today in harm's way the strength and wisd
to attend. >>> president obama will award the medal of honor to u.s. army sergeant first class leroy petrie, only the second living recipient of the medal for actions in iraq or afghanistan. >>> and tonight, at baseball's all-star game in phoenix, immigrant rights advocates are asking people to wear white ribbons protesting arizona's controversial immigration laws. >>> all day long, you can stay on top of the latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today show," the latest details on the case of a hollywood producer charged with murdering his wife during their cancun vacation last year. >>> and grammy-winning artist, colbie callait performs next. >>> i'm lynn berry, thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day, today, on your nbc station, have
honored at the pentagon inducted into the hall of heroes. he is army ranger sergeant first class leroy petrie, six tours in afghanistan, two in iraq, a married father of four, awarded the nation's highest military honor by saving the lives of fellow troopers by picking up a live grenade and throwing its which cost him his hand and much of his forearm. this photo received wide circulation around the country today, it's the president, shaking his new prosthetic hand yesterday at the white house. so we wanted to show you a clip from our exclusive interview with sergeant petrie to show you how matter of fact he is about the new hand, which he loves to play with and talk about and demonstrate. that's a handsome hand. >> it's wonderful. when i lost it, i thought i was going to have a hook, which i was content with. i mean i was happy the way i lost my hand, but nevertheless, nobody wants to lose a hand. >> shake my hand with that. >> oh, yes. >> tell me how it feels for you. >> for me it feels like a normal handshake. it uses the same muscles that i would to open and close. it's no change fr
heroism has one american soldier's entry into an exclusive group of patriots. sergeant leroy petry lives with a daily reminder of his sacrifice in afghanistan. he lost his hand picking up an insurgent's grenade to save two fellow soldiers. risking his life netted petry an invitation to the white house where he was saluted for his courage and bestowed the honor of becoming the only second living serviceman to be awarded the medal of honor since the vietnam war. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >>> there's a lot of buzz over a growing trend in hong kong. residents are turning to beekeeping there as a little bit of nature meets the concrete jungle. so far 11 urban beehives have sprouted up around the city that each hold about 10,000 bees. experts say hong kong is ideal for harvesting honey with nearly constant warm weather all year. >>> well, one family proves opposites really do attract. after this fawn's mother was killed, members of the community brought the baby to a nearby farm in texas. it was quickly adopted by a h
, in recognition of extraordinary heroism, president obama awarded sergeant leroy petri the medal of honor at the white house yesterday.t( sergeant petri lost his hand saving two fellow soldiers in afghanistan is only the second livingq servicemane1 to receive1 honor since the vietnam war. >>> now for a look at your national weather, we turnxt. nc meteorologist bill karinsxd wit your weather channel forecast. bill, good morning to you. >> gogbmorning, lynn. >> a lot of people have their eyes glaring ought going, tell me, buddy, tell me something is going to changed. >> as advertised, we thought it would be the hottest day of the summer, and it was. good morning, everyone. today, a little better in some areas, but still oppressivelyt( hot through many. the temperaturesok didn't tell e story becauseñ1 the humidity levels were so high. ownsboro, kentucky, you had the dubious honor of 120 after factoring in the humidity. 00 in rally, is 00 ine1t( jacks air cold front hasxd sagd to the south. so we're taking o-tbe1 new york1 d.c. anzdçó baltimore and ph/,e from the extreme heat today. dryer
soldier entry into an exclusive group of patriots. sergeant leroy petry lives with a daily reminder of his sacrifice in afghanistan. he lost his hand picking up an insurgent's grenade to save two fellow soldiers. risking his life netted petry an invitation to the white house where he was saluted for his courage and bestowed the honor of becoming the only second living serviceman to be awarded the medal of honor since the vietnam war. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. we're off to a quiet start on this wednesday morning. the humidity has come down since yesterday afternoon. under partly cloudy skies, 84 downtown. 74 in parkton. a warm start for us. we will stake into the low 90's with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. -- we will sneak into the low 90's. we have better news in the picture as we head towards the end of the week. >> thank you. 75 degrees on tv hill. a presidential hopeful announces he will retire to focus on the campaign. >> police
and applause) >> jon: monday denis leary, thursday sergeant first class leroy petry who is going to be receiving the medal of honor, one of the only living members of the military to receive it since the vietnam war, leary on monday, maeld of honor winner on thursday. it will be, the largest character gap we have ever had. (laughter) >> between guests. denis was wondering how i was going to get him today. anyway, took last week off. and had a great vacation. went away completely unplugged. no news, no tv, threw my cell phone in the ocean which caused some problems later but at the time felt pretty great. so let's plug back in, what i did miss? >> the president is worrying that we have just nine days to raise the debt ceiling or risk default. >> the numbers of jobs created last month, just 18,000, that's 100,000 fewer than expected. >> investigators say 80% of atlanta schools cheated on state standardized tests. >> jon: welcome back. 80%, or i guess as it is known in atlanta, an a! perhaps no sound bite better summed up, though, the more as that we now find ourselves in more than
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again and again including leroy petry who was deployed eight times, twice to iraq and six times to afghanistan as a member of a ranger helicopter assault team. on may 26th, 2008, sergeant petry and his unit was in afghanistan, part of the rugged mountainous region near the border with pakistan that's perfect for hiding out in. sergeant petry's unit was assigned to make a risky daylight raid on a compound why u.s. intelligence said a top al qaeda commander was hiding. the moment the helicopter landed they came under fire. within minutes as they moved into a court yard in the compound a machine gun round went through both of his legs. he was bleedly badly. he nevertheless aided another wounded soldier leaving him to take cover behind a chicken coop in the courtyard. he did this with severe injuries to both of his legs. sergeant petry launched a grenade in the direction of the enemy fighters, who were shooting at the rangers. that provided enough cover for a third ranger to join them behind the chicken coop to evaluate the wounds. an enemy grenade exploded in the courtyard. it furt
military honor president obama presented the medal of honor to sgt leroy petry save the lives of two fellow army rangers after shot in the lead in afghanistan grabbed a grenade that landed nearby to throw it back at the enemy the grenade exploded destroying his right hand. >> to be singled out is very humbling. i consider every one of our men and women in uniform serving here and abroad to be our heroes were ever you have a chance or opportunity to thank them shake their hand to give them a pat on the back for the job they have done because they have earned it >> leroy petry all the second living recipient of the medal of honor from the wars fromiraq afghanistan. >> final time to american shuttle astronauts suited up and left the international space station, astronauts michael fossum and ronald garan floated freely in space to recover a broken pump and carry out experiments the six and a half hour spacewalk started before 8:00 a.m. our time expected to return to earth july 21st. some of the stories in tomorrows chicago tribune: a look at fly in communities in the chicago area where peop
now and just ahead, a real american hero, talk about a proud moment for sergeant leroy petri awardrd the medal of honor at the white house tuesday. >> only the second time awarded to a living recipient. the story about how he earned that medal, the courage under fire displayed by this young man, just when you think you've done something with your life you hear this. >> incredible human being. >> a different breed for sure. >>> first jeff glor is the at the news desk with a look at the top headlines. >> good morning to you. new concerns about security at the nation's airports. homeland security reports a startling number of security breaches in the past ten years. documents prepared for congress show more than 25,000 security breaches since november 2001, that's an average of about seven per day, that said, since the 9/11 attacks, 5.5 billion airline passengers have been screened. >>> president obama's re-election campaign said in month >>> you probably notice gas prices are going up once again, since the start of july the average price at the pump is up a dime at the gallon in spite
at the white house today. the president awarded the medal of honor to sergeant leroy petrie. an army ranger. he is the only or i should say he is only the second living soldier to receive the nation's highest military honor any time since vietnam. sergeant petrie lost his hand while saving fellow rangers from a live grenade in afghanistan even though he had already had gunshot wounds to both of his own legs. >> leroy petary showed that true heros still exist and they are closer than you think. our heros are all around us. they are the millions of americans in uniform who have served these past 10 years. many deploying tour after tour, year after year. >> shepard: after the attack that earned his medal and almost killed him sergeant petry went back to afghanistan for his eighth tour of duty. wow. james rosen in d.c. tonight. james? >> >> shep, extraordinary, young leroy petry grew up seeing pictures of uncles in uniform and said that's my calling, too. he was the senior noncommissioned officer on site a province 60 miles south of kabul when the 75th army ranger ridgement mounted an assault on a
government is complaining about u.s. interference in its internal affairs. sergeant first-class leroy petry joined an elite group, today, when president obama presented him with the medal of honor, the nation's highest military award. petry, an army ranger, was shot in both legs during a fire-fight in afghanistan in 2008. then, when a grenade landed nearby, petry tried to throw it away. it exploded and blew off his right hand. petry's actions saved the lives of two of his comrades. a final farewell to a former first lady. that story is next. people alive. next on cbs 5 no ids tues no ids tues >> pelley: finally, tonight, most americans didn't know much about betty ford when her husband suddenly became president in that turbulent summer of 1974 after watergate. she couldn't have been more traditional, until she changed everything with her courage and her candor. many whose lives she touched said goodbye to her today in palm desert, california, and bill whitaker was there. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the broad range of people from across the political and social spectrum who paid tribute to betty f
leroy roger petrie honored at the white house tuesday. >> the declaration, it's not depiction of who i am. i am still me. the medal is just a declaration that they thought i deserved. ♪ ♪ >> bret: in america's news headquarters, president obama's re-election campaign had a huge take in the second three months of the year. chief political correspondent carl cameron has the big dollar picture. >> president obama raised half a million dollars a day for the last three months. $58 million from a half a million donors in the second quarter. alongside $38 million raised by the democratic national committee, the $86 million haul shatters records. the republican national committee is targeting three swing states that is vulnerable. pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin. they launched an attack ad with president obama's convention rhetoric and reality now. >> we measure progress by how many people can find a job. whether you can put tra money away at the end of even month to some day watch your child receive a college diploma. >> reporter: he leads every rival in the latest head-to-head matchup.
. sergeant first-class leroy petry joined an elite group, today, when president obama presented him with the medal of honor, the nation's highest military award. petry, an army ranger, was shot in both legs during a firefight in afghanistan in 2008. then, when a grenade landed nearby, petry tried to throw it away. it exploded and blew off his right hand. petry's actions saved the lives of two of his comrades. a final farewell to a former first lady. that story is next. i couldn't conceive this as a heart attack. the doctor leaned over and said to me, "you just beat the widow-maker." i was put on an aspirin, and it's part of my regimen now. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. go see your doctor now. when a woman is having a heart attack? chest pain, like there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea. cold sweats. there's an unusual tiredness and fatigue. there's unfamiliar dizziness or light-headedness. unusual pain in your back, neck, jaw, one or both arms, even your upper stomach, are signs y
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. president obama awarded the medal of honor to sergeant first class leroy petry at the who you. three years ago in afghanistan petry, who was already shot in both legs, picked up a live grenade and toss it had away from two of his comrades. he lost his right hand but not his spirit. petry spoke with next's brian williams about how other wounded warriors encouraged him to remain positive. >> a lot of these men and women, their limbs or their bodies are stolen from them almost. they are driving down a road, and they don't see the enemy. it's just you wake up and you're laying there and you're disfigured now. >> yeah. >> and i had the choice to do what i did, and fully mentally knowing about what the dangers were. >> petry could have retired after losing his hand. instead, he re-enlisted and went back to afghanistan. >> still ahead tonight, chilling testimony from three young girls in the case against a politician's husband. >> a local county taking its smoking ban to private property. >> and a juror in the casey anthony trial fears for her life >>> the husband of a local city council member w
. president obama giving leroy petri the medal of honor for saving fellow rangers from a live grenade in afghanistan. he lost his hand, but distill went to afghanistan for an eighth tour of duty. i'm ainsley earhardt. back to "on the record" with greta. 93. >> greta: august 2nd, 21 days away when the united states will default on is national debt unless the debt ceiling gets raised. the main sticking point taxes and cuts. now president obama is saying social security will be hit. senator mccain went on the record. senator, i hear member of the senate say there's no more serious task than voting on questions of war and how important that is. i'm curious where this whole issue -- should america be on edge tonight with this whole debt ceiling issue? or is this a lot of washington juggling? tell me how serious this is? >> i think it is very serious. the good faith and credit of the united states government is at issue. i'm afraid the markets will continue to react in a negative fashion that hurts savings, 401((k)'s and others. i think it is very serious. i don't understand why the preside
will award the highest military honor to leroy petri, the second living active duty member, his actions are truly heroic. please watch that later today. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless too? discover aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals. give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on to even skin tone in four weeks. aveeno tinted moisturizers. jennifer hudson is our little cousin. jennifer shined a new light on everything. she really inspired me. i said to myself, "if she can do it, i can do it." weight watchers pointsplus makes you slow down and think about the things that you put in your body. on weight watchers, our family and friends have lost over a thousand pounds. i still can't believe it. [ female announcer ] join right now and you can join for a dollar. hurry. offer ends august 6th. [ both ] weight watchers pointsplus. because it works. >>> well, if it's tuesday, somebody is voting somewhere. today in less than an hour voters in california head to the polls in a special electio
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